Mr Mark Barron

Mr Mark Barron

Senior Mapping Geologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3170

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  • My main role is as a Senior Geologist compiling and delivering 3D geological models using corporate software, and delivering map data, maps and texts for internal and external release and publication, with a specialism in the English Midlands and Yorkshire (Mesozoic strata and Quaternary deposits) and the wider British Jurassic.
  • My role as GRG Spatial Data Editor is to manage and co-ordinate the flow of quality assured corporately compliant spatial data generated by GRG projects into corporate datasets and products.
  • I am the 3D model Quality Assurance manager, managing the QA team workload, and checking and approving GSI3D models prior to release and/or addition to the National Geological Model.
  •  2002 – ongoing : Chairman, BGS Jurassic Stratigraphical Framework Committee
  •  2011 – ongoing : BGS District Geologist for Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire
  •  1988 –1990 : Mapping and mineral reconnaissance, Solomon Islands
  •  1979 – ongoing : Geologist - British Geological Survey
  •  1976 –1979 : BSc University of Liverpool, Geology


  • – ongoing 3D visualisation
  • – ongoing Core and section logging
  • – ongoing Geological mapping
  • – ongoing Map and 3D map Quality Control and Assurance

Professional association

  •  1992 : Member of the Geologists' Association

Research interests

  • – ongoing Geology of the English Midlands
  • – ongoing Jurassic geology of Great Britain, with particular interest in Middle and Upper Jurassic stratigraphy and palaeogeography of England
  • – ongoing Mass movement deposits and superficial structures in sedimentary sequences


  •  1991 – ongoing : Chartered Geologist
  •  1982 – ongoing : Fellow of Geological Society of London

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2012 : 3D mapping English South Midlands

Published outputs

Key papers

Barron, A J M, Lott, G K, and Riding, J B. 2012. Stratigraphical framework for the Middle Jurassic strata of Great Britain and the adjoining continental shelf. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/11/06.

Barron, A J M, Sumbler, M G, and Morigi, A N. 1997. A revised lithostratigraphy for the Inferior Oolite Group (Middle Jurassic) of the Cotswolds, England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 108, 269-285.

Barron, A J M, and Riding, J B. 2014. A revision of the Jurassic (Bathonian to Oxfordian) lithostratigraphy of the onshore Moray Firth Basin, north-east Scotland. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 125, 74-82.

Farrant, A R, Noble, S R, Barron, A J M, Self, C A, and Grebby, S. 2015. Speleothem U-series constraints on scarp retreat rates and landscape evolution: an example from the Severn valley and Cotswold Hills gull-caves, UK. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 172, 63-76.

Woods, M, Barron, M, Hobbs, P, and Boon, D. 2007. Rock, Rail and Roade - uncovering a geological treasure. Geology Today, Vol. 23, 227-230.

Barron, A J M. 2000. Broadway Quarry, Worcestershire: an enlarged section in the Inferior Oolite Group. Proceedings of the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club, Vol. 41, 309-321.